When travelling from Pretoria
Please note that there are road works
taking place around Bethal, on the road to Ermelo and between Piet
Retief and Pongola. Allow for extra traveling time for these stop and
Should you wish to avoid the Piet Retief/Pongola road
works, there is an alternative route through Swaziland on a
new tar road which is comparable in distance. This road takes you to the Golela
Border post and Shayamoya is then 8km into South Africa.
Note: There is a chance of waiting at the
border post especially over the long weekends. Ensure you have your vehicle
registration papers, no fire-arms, and a valid passport. Should you not have a
SA passport, please enquire about Visas.
Directions: When traveling through Piet
Retief, as you are about to leave town, on your left is a Toyota Car Dealership,
there is a small green sign saying "Mahamba" turn left here directly after
Toyota and continue for about 30km until you reach Mahamba border post. An hour
later, you will reach Lavumisa/Golela Border Post. Travel 8km, you will now be heading up a
hill, at the top of the hill on your right is the Shayamoya entrance.
Take the N4
towards Witbank, pass through the Middleburg toll gate, take the R35
off- ramp towards Bethal.
From Bethal, travel to Ermelo, to
Piet Retief, to Pongola.
From Pongola, travel for 27km,
turn left off the N2 highway towards Golela/Swaziland border post.
After travelling 2km up a hill,
turn left at the Shayamoya rocky/aloe entrance gate and follow the
1km dirt road to reception.
It is clearly signposted from
the N2 highway.
A longer but
quieter and most scenic would be taking the N4 past Middleburg until
the 2 Highways join, exit on the R33 to Carolina.
There are a few left and right
turns as you head onto Amsterdam and then Piet Retief, just follow
the R33 signs.
From Piet Retief follow the
directions as above.
Watch out for the traffic cops
just outside the little towns!
to Pongola Shuttle Service :
Nasa Travel conducts a daily
shuttle service between Pongola and Pretoria.
Pongola on Fridays only @ 07:30
PTA on Mondays only
From Midrand @
From Hatfield @ 6:30am
Arriving Pongola @ 14:00
Contact Johan on 083 610
1468 or Tel 035 - 789 6022